NHS launches winter campaign
Today the NHS launched its ‘Feeling under the weather’ campaign. Top doctors urge people not to store up health problems if “feeling under the weather” and encourage people to seek early assistance from their pharmacist.
The campaign, ‘feeling under the weather’ has been launched to encourage people, particularly older people and those with existing respiratory conditions, to nip health problems in the bud by seeking early advice from their local pharmacist. It will run for six weeks.
Every year the London Ambulance Service sees an increase in calls during the colder months. Those with existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma or bronchitis are particularly vulnerable, and for frailer and older people, even the common cold can become more serious.